Irish HomeCare, the leading provider of home care services in Ireland, has today announced the creation of 750 new jobs as part of a major national recruitment drive to meet the high levels of demand for personalised home care across the country. The new roles, which are being recruited for immediately, will lead to a doubling of Irish HomeCare’s workforce in Ireland to 1,500 over the next 18 months.
Seven hundred of the jobs available are flexible carer roles, with comprehensive bespoke training provided to successful candidates, and involve the delivery of highly personalised home care solutions including elderly care, reablement, palliative and specialist support. The remaining 50 roles are full time positions which include nurses, tutors, operational managers and supervisors, and other administrative and support staff.
The care roles are being recruited for nationwide with 24 counties in demand. Most of the care roles are being recruited in the east of the country, with 370 available in Leinster where the demand is currently greatest. However, recruitment is also taking place across the country with 130 roles available in Munster, 110 in Connaught and 90 in Ulster.
In addition to the new jobs, Irish HomeCare is also investing in a new South Dublin base in Park West, bringing to 10 the total number of support offices the company has around the country, including its Headquarters in Monaghan.
As a registered training centre with City & Guilds, Irish HomeCare will offer all new employees specialised bespoke training opportunities to support them in their role and professional development. With a highly qualified team of tutors based in regional offices around the country, Irish HomeCare offers unique and individualised training supports tailored to suit each employee’s learning needs, along with specific requirements of individual care delivery. Irish HomeCare also operates an ‘Earn While You Learn’ programme designed to help employees gain qualifications while working.
Welcoming the expansion, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar said, "This is an incredible expansion from Irish HomeCare which will see 750 new care jobs created, doubling the company’s workforce. These are jobs doing essential work for those that need it most, in communities all across the country. I wish Irish HomeCare the very best of luck with this expansion, as it continues to provide this vital service."
Chief Executive Officer at Irish HomeCare, John Florence added, "Irish HomeCare has been at the fore of personalised home care services in Ireland since our establishment in 2005. We have experienced a significant surge in demand for our services across the country and are delighted to be adding 750 new roles so that we can continue to provide the highest standards of care to vulnerable people in our society. Through our extensive range of support services, we enable people to maintain their independence in the comfort of their own homes within their communities."